As a part of our regular Shin (Jodo Shinshu) Family Service we take a moment to remember and express gratitude to loved ones who have passed away.
During Service, children’s classes are also available.
NLOB is open to all ages – women, men, girls and boys.
It’s probably quite easy to attain enlightenment when you have nothing to do but sit on a peaceful mountain all day. Instead of punishing human beings for having needs and desires, Buddhism teaches that, “Earthly desires are enlightenment.” Wealth and possessions themselves are not evil–it’s up to us to learn how to use them for good.
As the Mahayana moved beyond India, it took typically adopted distinct local cultural characteristics; thus the Mahayana pantheon in China is significantly different than that found in India, or that in Japan.
The SGI stands for Soka Gakkai International, Soka Gakkai meaning ‘Society for the Creation of Value.’ We practice a form of Buddhism founded in thirteenth century Japan by a monk named Nichiren Daishonin. Buddhism isn’t for young American college students!
The featured movie this month is: Kakekomi Where: MBT Social Hall When: Sep 9, pm to pm Suggested Donation: The movie and snacks are free!
Register: Please RSVP so we’ll know how many chairs to set up (email: [email protected] phone: 312.943.7801) Click to learn more about “Kakekomi” The first Sunday of each month is the Monthly Memorial Service.